Thursday, May 17, 2012

California Bill Aims to Protect Patients from Ex-Gay Therapy

According to a April 23, 2012, Think Progress article, a California Senate committee advanced a bill (SB 1172) that would prohibit anyone under 18 from undergoing therapies aimed at changing one’s sexual orientation. Additionally, the bill would require prospective patients to sign an informed consent form that includes a disclaimer stating: “Sexual orientation change efforts can be harmful. The risks include, but are not limited to, depression, anxiety and self-destructive behavior.”

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